I was recently contacted by an attorney colleague in Miami whose client suffered a work injury. Our mutual client was paid as an independent contractor, which made it more difficult for my colleague to obtain her workers’ compensation benefits. In speaking with the client and analyzing her pay records, we realized that she was working… Continue Reading A Recent Example Of Collaboration
Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami If you think that wage theft occurs by accident – think again. Your employer doesn’t accidentally underpay the the electric bill; it doesn’t accidentally underpay an insurance premium; and it and knows when it didn’t get paid by a customer. So, why do you think that your not… Continue Reading Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami
Should Unpaid Overtime Claimants Be Concerned About Retaliation I am often asked whether employees who bring claims for unpaid overtime are protected from retaliation by their employers. The answer, of course, is yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at 29 U.S.C. §215(a)(3), protects employees from being retaliated against for bringing a claim against their… Continue Reading Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?
Overtime laws (under the Fair Labor Standards Act or “FLSA”) are very favorable to employees, but still many employees often mistakenly believe that they are not entitled to overtime pay because they received a salary or had the title of manager or supervisor. I am hoping that these common misconceptions can be avoided by those… Continue Reading Unpaid Overtime Claim? 8 Questions To Ask.
Time and time again, clients tell me about how they started work a little bit early to prepare for the shift or were stuck working late to complete a job, only to have the computer reject their hours. It’s one thing to have a policy that forbids overtime and to enforce that policy by not… Continue Reading No Pre-Approval ≠ No Overtime!